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Drummer Ralph Peterson & Trio Returns w/New Album “TriAngular III” on April 8th, 2016

Ralph Peterson Trio - TriAngular III
Drummer Ralph Peterson Makes Triumphant
Return to Trio Format with TriAngular III,
Featuring Zaccai and Luques Curtis
Album Serves as Testament to the Healing Power of Music
Available April 8 via Onyx Music & Truth Revolution Records
A great sequel is a rarity worth waiting for. Drummer/composer Ralph Peterson returns to the trio format for only the third time in 30 years on TriAngular III, due out April 8 via Peterson’s own Onyx Music label and Truth Revolution Records. This time out he’s joined by brothers Zaccai and Luques Curtis on piano and bass, adding a new incarnation to the prestigious TriAngular lineage.

Brian Andres & Afro-Cuban Jazz Cartel to Release 3rd Album “This Could Be That” on Jan. 15th, 2016

Afro-Cuban Jazz Cartel
Afro-Cuban Jazz Cartel’s third album “This Could Be That” is Available NOW on Amazon.
San Francisco’s popular Afro-Cuban Jazz Cartel, led by drummer Brian Andres, has completed their third album, “This Could Be That, ” with the majority of sessions recorded at Studio Trilogy with engineer Willie Samuels.
The album is the Afro-Cuban Jazz Cartel’s third recording, scheduled for a January 15th, 2016 release. A continuation of the hard hitting, modern Latin Jazz sound they’ve become known for, it features special guests Alex Acuna, Venissa Santi, John Santos, Louie Romero, Michael Spiro, Calixto Oviedo, Jesus Florido and Brian’s father, Mike Andres.

Jaimeo Brown Transcendence to Release New Album “Work Songs” on Feb. 12th, 2016

Jaimeo Brown Transcendence's Work Songs
Jaimeo Brown Transcendence’s Work Songs Resurrects Stories of Workers and Prisoners Worldwide in a Call to Action During Tense Times in America
Album Fuses Jazz, Hip Hop, and Blues on 12 Sample-Heavy Original Tracks
Available February 12, 2016 on Motéma Music
At a time where it feels like history is repeating itself and the world has lost its way, drummer, composer, educator and activist Jaimeo Brown asks, “What is important?” For Brown, the answer is to tell the unheard stories in the name of those who need them. To tell the stories of life and the human experience. To tell the stories of the forgotten: to honor the workers and the music of their lives.

WATCH NEW VIDEO! Project Grand Slam Drops New Single “New York City Groove” feat Kat Robichaud

Project Grand Slam II
Acclaimed bassist/composer/bandleader Robert Miller has been busy with his band, Project Grand Slam, playing soulful, high energy contemporary jazz with an equal mix of funk and fiery rock elements. PGS is back in action now with Robert’s new song, the recently released New York City Groove, together with a video for the song that has garnered over 20k views in the first few days since its release. Continuing to keep the sound eclectic and current, Robert enlisted 2013 “The Voice” semi-finalist Kat Robichaud to lend her rock n’ roll/glam flavor to the song and the video.

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis to Release New Project “LIVE IN CUBA” on Aug. 21st, 2015

Wynton Marsalis - Live in Cuba
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
Live in Cuba
Blue Engine Records
Release: 21 August 2015
LIVE IN CUBA captures nine-time Grammy Award-winner Wynton Marsalis and the world-renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra’s dazzling first—and only—performances in Cuba, where they explored the profound connections between American jazz and Afro-Cuban music, from bebop to bolero and beyond.

LISTEN TO NEW MUSIC! R&B/Funk Band Orgone Releases New Album “Beyond The Sun” on April 28th, 2015 | Announces New Tour

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Photo: Art Arroz Photography
Orgone releases electrifying bonus track “Sweet Feet,” which they describe as an anthem for wallflowers around the world.

In the 1970’s, there was a plethora of self-contained R&B/funk bands such as The Meters, Kool & The Gang, Earth, Wind & Fire, War, Parliament/Funkadelic, Mandrill, Rufus and of course James Brown’s JB’s, who were creating expansive combinations of R&B, funk, rock, Latin and pan-African sounds, often via wide-ranging, incendiary live performances that put them on the cutting edge of global music-making.

Somi Releases New Music Video for Single “Brown Round Things”

SOMI Debuts Music Video for “Brown Round Things,”
From Critically Acclaimed Album The Lagos Music Salon
Video Filmed on Location in Lagos’ Red Light District

About “Brown Round Things”
“The song was inspired by my reflection on the humanity of Africa’s sex workers. Like most cities in the world, I would see these women on the streets in Lagos at night and wonder how they got there.

Mosaic Records Releases Blue Note 75th Anniversary Portfolio Classic Photo Collection

Blue Note 75th Anniv. Portfolio
Mosaic Records Releases Blue Note 75th Anniversary Portfolio
Featuring Seven Photo Series by Label Co-Founder Francis Wolff
Mosaic Records has made a profound impact upon the jazz marketplace with its unparalleled boxed sets, but there is another aspect of the Mosaic brand that is equally important. Mosaic Images maintains the complete collection of the art of the peerless photographer and co-founder of Blue Note Records, Francis Wolff.

NEW VOICES/TAKE A LISTEN! Up & Coming Contemporary Jazz Group “The Blu J’z”!

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Look Out for Cjazz Band “The Blu J’z” & New Project “Feeling The Moment”!

Within a year of continued promotion, The Blu J’z has already “created a buzz” in the Contemporary Jazz media circuit by means of airplay, recognition on magazines, and was recently asked to open up for Paul Taylor and Marion Meadows at the Tower Theater in Fresno, California (July 12, 2014).

$10 Million Dollar Jazz St. Louis Center Celebrates Grand Opening

Jazz St Louis Wynton Marsalis
Jazz St. Louis Opens to the World
$10 million jazz performance and education center celebrates grand opening
ST. LOUIS, Oct. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Last night St. Louis was at the center of the jazz world, as jazz legends, community and corporate leaders, jazz enthusiasts and VIPs gathered at Jazz at the Bistro to celebrate the grand opening of the Harold and Dorothy Steward Center for Jazz. The grand opening celebration was underwritten by World Wide Technology and featured world renowned Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra.